Mariotti Show: Thursday, Oct. 24th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on October 24, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: October 24, 2013:
Jay is ecstatic that crew chief John Hirschbeck gathered the umpires last night, allowing them to collectively reverse a bad call that could have immediately infected the World Series. See how easy it was to get the call right? The sport will change radically with expanded replay, and we got a great taste of it in Game 1. Now, Jay would like Major League Baseball to investigate Jon Lester and make another powerful ruling if it finds he had a foreign substance in his glove. Jay wonders if Bud Selig has the guts to have a cheating scandal impact the World Series; the St. Louis farmhand who tweeted about Lester last night erased the tweet this morning. Jay is shocked at how shoddy the Cardinals looked and wonders if they are doomed already with star Carlos Beltran dealing with an injured rib after his sensational catch. Jay also is blown away by news that the St. Louis Rams called Brett Favre, who fortunately avoided a debacle at 44 years old and said no. Such is the state of NFL quarterbacking when a starter goes down.

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: October 24, 2013:
Jay says MLB issues a statement to ESPN finding no evidence on video clips that Lester was cheating. Then what is that green stuff in the glove, Bud Selig? The media, hundreds strong, will bombard Selig and both teams with questions about it before Game 2. Jay reiterates how pleased he is that the umps stopped being stubborn and egomaniacal and calmly reversed a bad call, setting a precedent for how the game will be called in the future with expanded replay. Jay says the only reason to watch the Panthers-Bucs game is Cam Newton, who is maturing and becoming an elite quarterback again. Jay says Michael Wacha gives the Cardinals a good chance of evening the series, despite Boston’s offensive outbreak.

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: October 24, 2013:
Jay says Brett Favre sounds legitimately happy to be spending quality time with his family, which is good considering how his career ended with the sexting fiasco in New York. Jay continues to break down the World Series and lauds David Ortiz for his continuing romance with October. Jay says the Fire Schiano billboard should alert the Glazer family that it may be time to send a message to the fan base and fire a coach who has forgotten how to win; call Tony Dungy and Bill Polian and see if either has interest in running the football operation. Jay says the NFL is spending too much time on this London experiment.

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